Dr. Christoph Egle is the Managing Director for Research and Think Tank at the bidt. Having held various positions in political science research at the Universities of Heidelberg, Frankfurt/Main and LMU Munich, Dr. Egle has now switched to scientific policy advice and science management. At the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), he headed the Federal Government’s Innovation Dialogue office until 2018. Thereafter, he was head of the department for digital technologies in the Bavarian State Chancellery and the State Ministry for Digital Affairs before joining the bidt in June 2019.
Managing Director for Organisation, Finance and Dialogue
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Dr. Herbert Vogler
Dr. Herbert Vogler is the Managing Director for Organisation, Finance and Dialogue at the bidt. He was previously a Divisional Manager at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria, where he was also responsible for innovation and digitisation. Between 2001 and 2013, he built up the business development company R-Tech GmbH for the city of Regensburg as Managing Director. Dr. Vogler is a natural scientist. During his doctorate, he worked on data analyses for determining surface structures.
Margret Hornsteiner is the Head of Communications and Dialogue at the bidt. Before joining the bidt, she was a lecturer at the Chair of Comparative Politics, University of Bamberg and consultant at IFOK in the field of open government and citizen dialogue. Her research interests lie in the areas of participation, representation and citizen science.
Dr. Roland A. Stürz is the Head of Think Tank at the bidt. He was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. Prior to that he worked in the Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, also in Munich. Dr. Stürz studied management at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and the Copenhagen Business School. He holds a diploma degree in management, a Master of Business Research and a doctoral degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. He regularly teaches a course on innovation policy at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre. His research interests are in the domains of innovation policy, digital transformation and industry evolution.
Stürz, R. A. / Stumpf, C. / Mendel, U. (2020): Künstliche Intelligenz verstehen und gestalten: Ergebnisse und Implikationen einer bidt-Kurzbefragung in Deutschland, Bayerisches Forschungsinstitut für Digitale Transformation, Analysen und Studien, München.
Stürz, R. A. / Suyer, A. / Harhoff, D. / Hilty, R. M. (2018): The Use of Copyright Protected Creative Online Content by German Consumers, in: Medien und Recht International 15 (2), 51–52.
Harhoff, D. / Hilty, R. M. / Stürz, R. A. / Suyer, A. (2018): Nutzung urheberrechtlich geschützter Inhalte im Internet durch deutsche Verbraucher – Ergebnisübersicht einer repräsentativen quantitativen Erhebung, Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München.
Harhoff, D. / Stürz, R. A. / Suyer, A. (2018): Impulse für Sprunginnovationen in Deutschland, in: Harhoff, D. / Kagermann, H. / Stratmann, M. (Hrsg.): acatech DISKUSSION, München.
Stürz, R. A. (2015): Imprinting and Inertia – Density Delay Revisited, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Research Paper, No. 15-16.
Stürz, R. A. (2014): Industrieevolution: Lokale Agglomeration, Markteintrittsbedingungen, vertikale Industriestrukturen und das Überleben von Firmen, München.
Kevin Altmann is a Researcher at the bidt. He gained his Master’s Degree in Sociology at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and is now planning to study for his doctorate. He is currently conducting investigations into evidence practising in Citizen Science. His other research interests are: qualitative methods in social science; the sociology of science; digital participation and online cultures; the sociology of material; and interpretive video analysis.
Nikolaus Bauer is a Researcher at the bidt. He holds a Master’s degree in Law, specialising in Public Policy, from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Before joining the bidt, he worked for the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information as well as a public law firm. His key research interests include questions of liability for Artificial Intelligence.
Katharina Brunner is a Researcher at the bidt. She was previously a data journalist at the Süddeutsche Zeitung, where she combined political and election reporting with programmed research and visual editing. She was awarded the Nannen Prize 2019 for her report on “The Divided Parliament” and the Journalist’s Prize in Informatics for the analysis of Chinese surveillance software. She is currently working on political digitalisation strategies.
Christina Dieckhoff is a Research Coordinator at the bidt. From October 2015 to June 2020, as science manager and historian, she was a research officer and coordinator for the Young Academy at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. She was previously responsible for entrepreneurship in the CeTIM Institute, Bundeswehr University, Neubiberg and was a project manager of the Founders’ Academy at GründerRegio M, Munich. From 2003 to 2007 and during 2012 she worked in the research transfer unit at LMU Munich with a focus on technology transfer and research marketing.
Jan Gogoll is a Researcher at the bidt, whose focus is on behavioural economy and ethics. He has previously worked with the Technical University of Munich at the Chair of Business Ethics and was part of the junior research group “Ethics of Digitalisation”. He works on topics such as autonomous driving, ethical software development, game theory and experiments.
Nicola Holzapfel is a Science Communication Manager at the bidt. From 2013 to 2019 she was a freelance journalist for LMU Munich and other scientific institutions. Previously, she has worked at Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich.
Das Forschungsmagazin 2019
Künstliche Intelligenz in der Altorientalistik: In Fragmentarium
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 28.8.2018
In LMU: Einsichten.
Mensch Chef. Führen in beide Richtungen
Glanzlichter der Wissenschaft 2013
Fürs Leben verwöhnt. Wie Babys und Kleinkinder eine sichere Bindung entwickeln
Katharina Hundhammer is the Assistant of Communications and Dialogue at the bidt with a key focus on events. In addition, she supports the organisation of internal board meetings and acts as a substitute for the team- and HR-assistant. She studied English Linguistics, Literary Studies and Cultural Studies as well as Cultural Anthropology at Heidelberg University, before moving to events management in 2012. She was previously an events manager at the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Andreas Jager is a Researcher at the bidt. He studied Sociology at the University of Trier with Political Science and Media Studies as secondary subjects. He previously worked at the chair of Prof. Stephan Kaiser in general business administration, human resources management and organisation at the Bundeswehr University, Munich. There he studied the effects of digitalisation on organisational change along with control and management processes in companies as part of the research project Digi Train. His current research project focuses on the question of how digital transformation can be shaped from a political perspective.
Ulrike Mendel is a Researcher at the bidt Think Tank. Having graduated in Information Science, Business Informatics and Music, she has been working for several years as a Software Developer, focussing particularly on the Web. Her main areas of expertise are Data Analysis, Software Development and Music Information Retrieval.
Valerie Rhein is a Researcher at the bidt, working in the bidt project “Coding Public Value”. Following her studies at the Universities of Passau and Seville, she gained a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication, with a focus on communication-centred political theory. Thereafter, she sat her first state examination in law in Leipzig with a focus on media law. During her law studies, she has gained further interdisciplinary and intercultural experience as a Research Fellow, working at the universities of Jakarta and Malang. She is particularly interested in the connection between public law and digitalisation, hence her engagement in network policy, freedom and equal rights.
Dr. Sandra Selmanovic is a Research Coordinator at the bidt. She was previously an Associate Professor (Principal Lecturer) in International Business at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (UK) where she also led the department of International Business and Economics. She was then School of Management Head in the Faculty of Business and Law at Anglia Ruskin University before returning to Germany to join the bidt in November 2019. Sandra has substantial experience in teaching, management, research and consultancy with various international organisations. Her research interests lie in the areas of: innovation economics and policy; institutional economics; strategic management; and digital transformation.
Klaus Staudacher is a Researcher at the bidt. He holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy (Philosophy, French and International Law) and has worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the chair of Philosophy and Political Theory (Prof. J. Nida-Rümelin), LMU Munich, along with other chairs of practical philosophy. His main research interests comprise issues of moral responsibility in AI systems and more generally ethical questions to do with digital transformation.
Christian Stumpf is a Researcher at the bidt Think Tank. He previously worked as a sociologist at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research and for more than 10 years at a well-known market and public opinion research institute. His main interests are (automated) data processing and empirical social research.
Verena Urmann is a Science Communication Manager at the bidt with a focus on social media and the Web. Previously, she was responsible for social media and content coordination at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria. She also worked as a senior consultant at the communications agency Weber Shandwick. She studied political science, European ethnology and modern German literature. Her interests include digital communications and the formation of public opinion.
Dr. Andreas Wenninger is a Research Coordinator at the bidt. He is also a member of the DFG Research Group 2448 “Evidence Practices in Science, Medicine, Technology and Society”. From 2015-2019 he was a Research Associate at TU Munich (Digital Media Lab of the Munich Centre for Technology in Society and at the Chair of Sociology of Science). In 2012/2013 he was a lecturer at the Institute of Sociology, Leibniz University, Hannover, having from 2006 to 2012 been a research assistant at the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University. He holds a Diploma in Sociology from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. His research interests are: science communication and social media; media and the public; along with participatory science and citizen science.
Wenninger, Andreas und Dickel, Sascha (2019): Paradoxien digital-partizipativer Wissenschaft. Zur sozio-epistemischen Grenzarbeit in Citizen Science und Wissenschaftsblogs. In: Österreich Zeitschrift für Soziologie 44 (Suppl 1), Sonderheft 19 Digitalization and Society, hrsg. von Christoph Musik und Alexander Bogner, S. 257–286. DOI: 10.1007/s11614-019-00357-0 [Titel anhand dieser DOI in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen] .
Wenninger, Andreas (2019): Digitale Grenzkämpfe der Wissenschaft: Boundary-Work am Beispiel eines Blogportals (Dissertation). Springer VS: Wiesbaden. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-25298-4 [Titel anhand dieser DOI in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen]
Weingart, Peter; Wormer, Holger; Wenninger, Andreas; Hüttl, Reinhard F. (Hg.) (2017): Perspektiven der Wissenschaftskommunikation im digitalen Zeitalter. Velbrück GmbH Bücher und Medien. Weilerswist: Velbrück.
Schirmer, Dominique; Sander, Nadine und Wenninger, Andreas (Hg.) (2015): Die qualitative Analyse internetbasierter Daten. Methodische Herausforderungen und Potenziale von Online-Medien. Springer VS.
Larissa Wöll is a Science Communication Manager at the bidt, where she focuses on conceptualising, organising and holding events. With a political science background, she previously worked as a Research Fellow at the ISF Munich. She is especially interested in both civic and social participation as well as dialogue to do with Digital Transformation.
Niina Zuber is a Researcher at the bidt with a focus on ethics. She was previously a research consultant at Cognostics AG (start-up in the field of software development). She is engaged in the topics of application-oriented rationality theory, ethical software design and the normative conception of platforms for digital citizen participation. Before joining the bidt, she worked for many years at the LMU Munich and the Centre for Digitalisation Bavaria (Z.DB).